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What does it mean when you feel an electric shock in your leg?

What does it mean when you feel an electric shock in your leg?

PINCHED NERVE??: Above most likely. Especially if radiates and usually intermittent. Course of electric shock can help locate orinin of pinched nerve. Pcp or neurologist in order to help better define location and if true cause. Emg and ncv very helpful. ...Read more

Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

Shock is a condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen & nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more


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Hip joint of 1 leg painful n inflamed after riding bike. Electric shock sensation down leg when doing certain yoga poses. Why? Will celebrex help?

Hip joint of 1 leg painful n inflamed after riding bike. Electric shock sensation down leg when doing certain yoga poses. Why? Will celebrex help?

May be pinched nerve: Two strong possibilities: 1) pinched nerve of the the low back 2) hip osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis of the hip is a result of wear & tear. This can be diagnosed by x-ray. Celebrex is an anti-inflammatory med & could help. The electric shock sensation could be a radiculopathy, aka "pinched nerve" in, or "sciatica." Celebrex could help, as could physical therapy, or an epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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Electric shock feeling in legs, pregnant?

Electric shock feeling in legs, pregnant?

Electric shock: Feelings in the legs is not an indicator of pregnancy. Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take hpt to. ...Read more

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I have pain that does not hurt but feels like electric shock running down my leg. It is in the shin area started narrow down the leg now it is widenin?

I have pain that does not hurt but feels like electric shock running down my leg. It is in the shin area started narrow down the leg now it is widenin?

Possibly a sciatica: A sciatica is caused by an irritation of a nerve in the back that then can cause pain that runs down the leg like you are describing. There are also potentially other causes as well. Usually a detailed history and exam can determine the cause. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Pain in left lower back that radiates to whole left leg. Occasional electric shock feeling in knee. Leg just feels heavy. Hip sore?

Pain in left lower back that radiates to whole left leg. Occasional electric shock feeling in knee. Leg just feels heavy. Hip sore?

?ruptured disc: You need to consider that symptoms are secondary to nerve root compression in lower back secondary to disc herniation, perhaps at L3-4, but more distal problem such as piriformis syndrome, or sacroiliac dysfunction may be also consideration. Have your doctor evaluate this soon. ...Read more

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is there a cure for electric shocks in the leg due to pinched nerves?

 is there a cure for electric shocks in the leg  due to pinched nerves?

Sure: unpinch the nerves electric shocks from peripheral neuropathies are frequently incurable but compression neuropathies and associated dysesthesias are very curable ...Read more

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I feel electric shock sensation on upper left leg. No pain, just electric shock feeling. No injuries or back problem. What this could be?

I feel electric shock sensation on upper left leg. No pain, just electric shock feeling. No injuries or back problem. What this could be?

Nerve pain: nerves can get irritated, without any antecedent event. It can be your belt, tight pants, sitting too long, the way you drive..usually nothing to worry about. singular pain is local in nature. try stretching and add magnesium to your supplements.. 250-500 mg ...Read more

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My extremities keep getting hot and emitting heat. I also get a strange electric shock feeling in my lower legs. I have also unintentionally lost 25lb?

My extremities keep getting hot and emitting heat. I also get a strange electric shock feeling in my lower legs. I have also unintentionally lost 25lb?

Compressn neuropathy: Sometimes burning pain means a nerve was pinched. There could also be a thyroid issue as. You should thus see a Neurologist who can do the appropriate rests for compression neuropathy vs other causes including spasm, metabolic deficiencies etc. Your primary care me can start an initial work up and refer as necessary. ...Read more

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F 50. Recent trouble remembering things, stiffness in thumb, and painless electric shock sensation through back of leg to foot. Thoughts?

F 50. Recent trouble remembering things, stiffness in thumb, and painless electric shock sensation through back of leg to foot.  Thoughts?

Not sure all: are connected. Painful muscle spasms in the leg and parasthesias could be due to spinal cord problems. Recent memory problems could be related if you had a condition like MS that involved the spinal cord and brain. The thumb stiffness is difficult to comment on. Could be due to problem in the thumb or issue further upstream (brain, cord or nerve) A neurologist might be of further help. ...Read more